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Archived – Magnetic Blocks

Starting date:
May 1, 2008
Posting date:
May 1, 2008
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500001691

Affected products

Magnetic Blocks

Product description

The children's toy is a set of multicoloured foam blocks that have magnetic strips on their sides. The recalled toy was advertised and sold as "Magnetic Blocks" (product No. 9259) and it was packaged and labelled as "Magic Shapes" (item No. 7187/9259).

This toy was advertised for "Ages 4 and up" and the package was labelled as "Not for children under 3 years".

Hazard identified

The flexible magnetic strips that are glued to the foam blocks can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Health Canada has received one complaint of the strips detaching, but is not aware of any incidents or injuries related to the use of the toy.

Number sold

The exact number of the Magnetic Block sets that were sold in Canada is not known at this time.

Time period sold

The recalled toys were sold from February 2006 to May 2008.

Companies

Importer
Regal Gifts Corporation
Barrie
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers are instructed to immediately take the recalled toys away from children.

Consumers may contact Regal Gifts to arrange for the return of the product for a full refund.

For further information, consumers may contact Regal Gifts' Customer Care Hotline at 1-800-565-3130.